Far right, Jose Solivan with his fiance and the Good Morning America Team, (Courtesy photos byABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua) Stage Notes is a weekly aggregate post about theater, classical music and stage news, events, reviews and other pertinent information. Stage Notes Feature: The Lion King‘s Jose Solivan is living his own Disney story The Lion King (Courtesy photo) As The Lion King opens this week at Bass Hall in Fort Worth, company manager Jose Solivan is so glad to be home.
Based in Dallas, he can now sleep for a few days in his own bed. At the same time, he’ll be taking care of business as the show runs through Jan.
29. As the company manager, Solivan is crucial to the goings-on behind the scenes of this massive show. “I call it a dual role: I rep the producer on the road to the company and crew and then rep the company to the producers,” he said by phone during the show’s Chicago run. “I work on the box office reporting, payroll, housing, travel, and I aid with marketing and advertising.
I’m a conduit for all the departments on the road.” Before he was with the Pride Rock gang, the Dallas-based Solivan had worked locally with Uptown Players.